Think of how many times a crisis has arisen in American history during an administration of innumerable Presidents!
Should James Madison have resigned as he fled the capital as the British invaded Washington, DCÂ in August 1814 during the War of 1812?
Should Abraham Lincoln have resigned when various times in the Civil War the Confederacy won major military battles from 1861-1863?
Should Franklin D. Roosevelt have resigned when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941?
Should John F. Kennedy have resigned when Russian missiles were discovered in Cuba in 1962?
Should Ronald Reagan have resigned after the loss of 252 Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983, due to Islamic terrorism?
Should George W. Bush have resigned after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by Al Qaeda?
In these and innumerable other situations, of course the answer is NO!
But now, suddenly, reckless Republicans want Barack Obama to resign due to the Paris terror attacks, which they blame Obama for, even though ISIL (ISIS) is the outgrowth of the disastrous and unnecessary Iraq War waged by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
This demand for resignation occurred after “Jihadi John”, who slaughtered foreign hostages by knife, including Americans; and a leading figure in ISIL (ISIS) in Libya, were killed by American air strikes, but before the tragic Paris terror attacks, as if the Republicans have s simple answer to the threat of Islamic terrorism!
So in a crisis moment, the nation should rally around the President, as is typical in most cases historically.Â But even when not unifying around the President, no leader should bow to political attacks, and instead go to work and face the crises that arise, as so many Presidents have done throughout American history!